Twentynine Palms Band plans low-key casino

The Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians says its proposed casino will fit in well in the desert community.

The Nüwü Casino Resort and RV Park will utilize "green" materials for construction and will be powered in part by solar energy. The tribe also will take steps to ensure lights from the casino do not diminish the night sky. The area is a favored by stargazers.

An environmental impact statement is being prepared to outline all of the relevant issues. "A shovel will not go in the ground until that's done," attorney Gary Kovall said, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported.

Nüwü means "the people" in the Chemehuevi language. The tribe operates the Spotlight 29 Casino near Coachella.

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